I received my daily ZDNet newsletter in my inbox, and another article caught my eye. I wrote a previous post before about one of their bloggers using magnetized power cables to plug the magnet tip into the power bank or wall adapter instead of the device. Today, David Gerwirtz brought up an interesting question, not only to some of the staffers at ZDNet but also on social media.
The question was, “How many computers do you use?”
We talk about USB hubs, wall adapters, and power banks, and it got me thinking to ask the same thing here.
I use two computers and my mobile phone. I have an Acer Aspire laptop that I use most of the day for email, web browsing, and chat on some platforms (I don’t do a ton of social media at the moment. I took a sabbatical because I was using the time off to work on some projects.) I have a micro-PC stick that is running Windows 10 and has Wi-Fi built-in and an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, and a microSD card slot. I also have a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard that I can take with me. It’s nice to have the micro-PC for streaming media, and doing basic PC things on it. It has a decent amount of storage, and the microSD slot opens more for storage, but all-in-all it is closer to an inexpensive Chromebook than anything. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S10 that I recently purchased, jumping ship away from Apple (don’t ask), and I have liked the functionality of it, and it has a large amount of space on it as well. When I initially started using it, I was primarily on it all the time, using it as a computer. You can imagine that I would have to plug it into a power bank when I drained most of the power from it. I was making purchases, writing, emailing, playing games, chatting, calling people, writing to-do lists, etc. It became a point that I needed to pull away from the phone and utilize my computer more. So, now I use my Aspire as my primary source, with the other two as backups.
So, my question to all of you, since we all need our hubs, power banks, and wall chargers, “How many computers do you use?”